This genre is most established in Japan, and is mostly made up of visual novels and simulation games; particularly dating sims and life simulation games.
In 2002, Konami released its very successful Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side, which brought many new fans to the still-new genre.
is a story-based video game that is targeted towards the female market.
Generally one of the goals, besides the main plot goal, is to develop a romantic relationship between the female player character and one of several male or female characters.
However, we will make sure to include them in our special mention list, so look forward to that.
Without further ado, we present you the updated version of top 10 otome games.
Dating sims are pretty self-explanatory as far as games go, but they don’t always have to come in human-to-human form.
All of these are closely related and many games would fall into more than one category.It is usually in a visual novel format where choices can be made by the players.While the ultimate goal is to fall in love and get the happy ending, there are times when the game requires the players to meet certain requirements to get the players’ desired ending.In 2006, Famitsu's listings for the Top 20 selling love games included seven otome games.Early games borrowed heavily from the iconography and story conventions of "retro shoujo manga", "the archetypical girly heroines, the emphasis on pure, sexless, tranquil romance and on a peaceful, stable setting", but as the category expanded, other narrative and gameplay elements were introduced, including action/adventure, combat and plots in which "the heroine can ‘save the world’ and ‘get the guy’ at the same time".